How are fuel surcharges calculated?

How are fuel surcharges calculated?

How to calculate a fuel surcharge whether you book your own load or are leased on to a company that does it for you.

Understanding owner-operator expenses and costs

Understanding owner-operator expenses and costs

The average independent owner-operator works at a 5% profit margin—not including salary. What does that mean? And how can you estimate yours?

Driver Qualification Files: What They Are and What Goes in Them

Driver Qualification Files: What They Are and What Goes in Them

Whether you run a massive fleet or a company of one, you’ll need a driver qualification file (DQF) for each of your drivers — including yourself, if you have your own authority.

IFTA by State: Where is the best place to buy fuel?

IFTA by State: Where is the best place to buy fuel?

IFTA fuel-buying strategies, including IFTA by state, average IFTA fuel tax and how to find the best place to buy diesel fuel.

Should You Get Your Trucking Authority? Weighing the Pros and Cons

Should You Get Your Trucking Authority? Weighing the Pros and Cons

If you’ve been leased onto a company or working as a company driver for a while, you’ve probably considered stepping out and getting your own authority. Before you take the leap, you should weigh the upsides and the downsides.

Owner Operator Costs – Fixed vs Variable Expenses

Owner Operator Costs – Fixed vs Variable Expenses

What you need to know about owner operator costs including driver pay, fixed costs vs. variable costs, and more.

Preventative Trucking Maintenance Strategies to Avoid Major Repair Costs

Preventative Trucking Maintenance Strategies to Avoid Major Repair Costs

How to stop neglecting preventative maintenance in your truck and save a ton of money in repair costs.

Truck Driver Exercises for Fitness for the Road

Truck Driver Exercises for Fitness for the Road

A list of the best truck driver exercises including workouts, tips, and ways to hit the gym while on the road.

Buying a truck: Should you get a new or used rig?

Buying a truck: Should you get a new or used rig?

Should you get a new or used truck? We put together this article to help you decide if buying an 18 wheeler is a good investment.

What’s the difference between HVUT, Form 2290, and IFTA?

What’s the difference between HVUT, Form 2290, and IFTA?

In this article we explain the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT), the Form 2290 tax form, and IFTA tax, and what you need to know about each.

Tracking miles for IFTA

Tracking miles for IFTA

The best IFTA tracking methods including recommended IFTA mileage trackers like the best apps, software, and GPS trackers.

What exactly is IFTA?

What exactly is IFTA?

A detailed look at the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA), including who participates in the IFTA and how it started.